Akron leads Central Michigan 35-22 at the half in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The Zips are playing sloppy offensively, but really clamping down on defense. Several times, the shot clock has ticked dangerously close to zero or expired on the Chippewas. Solid 3-point shooting (6-11) has also helped Akron.
Romeo Travis has 10 points. Nick Dials has 8. Guard Eddie Spencer leads Central Michigan with 8.
Both teams are having turnover problems. I assume the same is the case at Rhodes Arena as the women's team is losing to Buffalo.